CEO of Payroll By Credit Card.
A native Calgarian, John MacInnes received his early training at Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario. He later studied Economics at Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Quebec. John financed his education by founding, managing and operating two successful companies… his parents helped too.
Upon his return to Calgary, John worked in commercial real estate before he was found by Manvest Inc., a then newly formed Calgary venture capital firm who hired John as a business analyst. For Manvest, John traversed North America assessing the suitability of a wide variety of businesses for equity investment and recommended accordingly. This experience proved invaluable to John’s own entrepreneurial development, and by 1995, with proven financial acumen and a sparked imagination, he left Manvest to found his own computer networking and software development company. Bayne Computing Solutions Inc. provided high-level software development and consulting throughout North America.
In 1999, John co-founded Print Audit, a manufacturer and wholesaler of print cost analysis, reduction and recovery software. Professional services firms such as legal, engineering, architecture and real estate have traditionally been Print Audit’s core customers. This market is expanding as government, educational, medical and many other diverse organizations realize the value of controlling printing costs. Print Audit’s products are in use throughout the world.
Print Audit has been nominated for and received many awards for business innovation including the National Quality Institute’s Canada Awards for Excellence Gold Customer Service Trophy for Small Business, the Gold Small Business Award for Excellence in Customer Service and the Bronze Small Business Quality Award. The National Quality Institute’s Quality Awards are presented annually to private, public and not-for-profit sector organizations that have displayed outstanding performance in the area of Quality. John was selected as a 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for his work at Print Audit.
In addition, John was accepted into the 2008 class of the distinguished EO/MIT Entrepreneurial Masters program. Jointly hosted by the world-renowned MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc., and the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), the Entrepreneurial Masters program is an intense blending of practice and theory. Over a span of three years, participants will complete rigorous and competitive courses focusing on management, sales, marketing, finance, operations, human resources and research and development.
Over the past few years John has started or purchased new businesses. One of the business, Payroll by Credit Card, is a company that enables business owners to charge payroll to their credit cards in order to earn loyalty points. Another, Rocky Mountain Computer Repair, is a retail store that services the hardware and warranty repair needs of many Calgary IT companies.
Mr. MacInnes is a member of several professional associations including The Entrepreneur Organization (EO). EO brings together business leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds and helps them succeed by pooling their knowledge. John has served on the Board of EO in many positions including President in 2012.
John has always understood the importance of giving back to the community. He has personally been involved with several community organizations such as AIDS Calgary, Junior Achievement, and the annual Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser called Big Little Kid Party.
Trinity College School – Private boarding school in Port Hope, Ontario.
Bishop’s University – Economics
Real Estate Association- Commercial License
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Entrepreneurial Masters
Knowlton Real Estate Calgary – Commercial Real Estate Associate
Manvest Inc. – Venture Capital Business Analyst
Student Paint Works – Owner/Manager
Clearview Window Washing – President and CEO
Bayne Computing Solutions – President and CEO
Print Audit – President and CEO
Payroll by Credit Card – President and CEO
Rocky Mountain Computer Repair – Godfather
Village Brewery – Beer Baron
Member and Past President of Calgary Entrepreneur Organization
Print Audit has received more than 40 business awards for service, product, growth and management.
John MacInnes received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2010